Read the latest news and blogs surrounding access control, time and attendance systems and integrated security solutions with Tensor plc.
Evidence quality digital CCTV system available for business sites and football clubs
A man had been questioned and police said would be studying CCTV pictures after a goalkeeper was allegedly assaulted in a Football League game. Bury goalkeeper Cameron Belford was taunted by a number of people who invaded the pitch during the League Two match at Chesterfield on Monday (April 25). During this time Mr Belford was allegedly punched by a spectator. Officers confirmed a man had been arrested, and they will look at CCTV and liaise with the club. A Tensor digital CCTV system works extremely well as a standalone system, and can also be fully integrated with any previously installed Tensor access control or visitor monitoring equipment to provide a top notch surveillance and security network. If you already have an analogue CCTV system installed at your business site, you may only require a simple upgrade of some of the elements on your network in order to adopt to an evidence quality digital CCTV system. We have already installed a CCTV at one Football League club, Peterborough United FC.
Manning shortfall triggers a system email in works attendance recording system
Regional organiser of the public sector union Unison, Phil Thompson, said Londoners and those coming to the 2012 Olympics will be put at risk by the London Ambulance Service seeking to cut 890 jobs over the next five years to reduce costs. Mr Thompson said: "These cuts are so deep they may not heal. If allowed to be carried out they will put at risk the many Londoners who rely on the LAS every day." A Tensor advanced time and attendance clocking recording system handles all major hours calculation methods and include features such as inserting unpaid breaks if employees do not clock them. Manning levels in our WinTA systems are based upon employee skills required during the working week. Any shortfalls to the expected requirement, due to absenteeism for example, can trigger a system email or SMS alerts. A separate module is available for rostering and manpower scheduling. Our online self service module allows employees to view or change their personal information via an Internet browser.
Pay software accommodates flexitime and annual contracts worked by employees
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 83%-owned by the UK government, has been awarded a pay package worth £7.7m for 2010. Stephen Hester’s remuneration includes £6.5 million worth of shares that will not be available for three years, and 66 per cent of these are pegged to meeting management targets. The package includes his £1.2m salary, which has stayed the same since he replaced Sir Fred Goodwin in 2008. WinTA Net is Tensor's world-class web enabled Time & Attendance and integrated security management system which handles all major hours calculation methods. From simple determination of overtime by the number of daily hours worked to the more complex payment of overtime hours adjusted when periodic targets are not met, WinTAnet can supply working rules to calculate the correct result. The payroll software contains special rules to accommodate the formal flexitime contracts worked by many public sector employees. Workers paid on an annual contract basis can be handled by the annualised hours procedures and reports within WinTAnet.
Clocking stations automatically generate roll call report if fire occurs at work
"We are currently treating the fire as deliberately set and inquiries are ongoing,” said a Gwent Police spokeswoman on a blaze at four industrial units. The fierce fire required two days to tackle at the site in Torfaen, south Wales at the beginning of the weekend. Firefighters were still at the scene on Monday morning when a gas leak was reported and a nearby factory had to be evacuated. The fire service said two units were severely damaged. Tensor's smart card time and attendance and security products can be integrated with fire roll call software that will automatically generate a report if a fire or other emergency occurs – a must for any safety-conscious employer. The advantage of this system is this function is executed directly from the clocking stations and does not rely on the controlling PC or computer infrastructure. Your employees use their smart cards or key fobs to record their presence. If employees have not brought their cards with them, they can be checked off manually using the generated reports.
Many CCTV cameras can be viewed through one PC monitor for site protection
A warden at a church said continued thefts were “morale sapping”, and the high price of scrap metal means more churches are being hit. Christopher Luke, warden of St Paul's Church in Spennymoor, added: "We only discovered the latest theft during our All Souls service because of torrential rain pouring through the exposed part of the roof.” He added: "We did not have much lead on the roof, but what we did have was stripped away and caused extensive damage." If your site is also falling victim to theft, a Tensor Digital CCTV system works extremely well as a standalone system, and can also be fully integrated with any previously installed Tensor access control or visitor monitoring equipment to provide a surveillance and security network that is second to none. Digital CCTV is a multi channel video surveillance system that uses the most advanced compression technologies to bring you the highest picture quality and video performance. Compared to analogue CCTV, many more CCTV cameras can be connected to your network and viewed, all through a single PC monitor.
Safety and cleanliness of toilets made easier with coin operated turnstile
As more and more toilets are closed because councils feel under pressure to cut what they see as expensive luxuries, high streets are taking over the provision. Richmond Council in south-west London pioneered a scheme in 2009, where councils pay retail concerns like bars and stores to let people use their public conveniences. It means 14 premises have joined the partnership, in which the local council reviews the toilets to ensure they are safe and clean. Safety, security and cleanliness of public toilets are made easier with a Tensor toilet turnstile which can cope with severe operating conditions and is suitable for indoor and outdoor installations. Coin operated toilet turnstiles have the added benefit of preventing people from wandering into the toilets as they now have to pay for the privilege. The separate coin box can be mounted either in front of the turnstile, at the side, or wall mounted with the cash box at the rear. Our turnstiles offer improved security and are available in a number of styles (half height or full height models) to suit your needs.
Range of alarms and turnstiles can be connected to business security network
In a measure to help boost front line policing British Transport Police (BTP) announced that it has reduced senior ranks by one-fifth. The cut aims to save almost £10 million over the next five years. The BTP's chief constable Andy Trotter said: “I am determined to protect our front line service from budget cuts. I want more officers out there, particularly late at night, to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and to provide a visible reassurance to the public." Using Tensor’s access control systems you can create a wide range of daily access patterns, which can run past midnight, enabling you to restrict certain areas of your site using time constraints. A range of equipment, devices and releases can be connected to your business security network, which can be operated through your access control software including: alarms and hooters, turnstiles, barriers, door release buttons, electro-magnetic door locks, fingerprint readers and scanners. Audit trail reports are generated showing who was granted or denied access at any location at any time.
Smart card contactless clocking produces less wear and tear than swipe systems
Armed with £4.6 million backing from the European Social Fund, support will be given to more than 5,000 workers in a bid to give them new skills and drive forward productivity. Administered through the Welsh Assembly Government, the scheme is focused on businesses operating within key growth sectors. Darren Millar, Conservative Assembly candidate for Clwyd West, said: “It's a great opportunity for firms across the region to invest in their staff through training and personal development to reach their potential.” Businesses can make the most of their staff by adding a Tensor Time & Attendance clocking personnel system. The user friendly, multilingual GUI (Graphical User Interface) makes using the T32xx range of Clocking Stations simple and effortless for workers. With Tensor's fast contactless Smart Card technology a card or badge does not have to be removed from a wallet or purse to be used, drastically reducing the everyday wear and tear associated with dated swipe card systems. The blue card is specifically designed for high visibility use where shop-floor hygiene is paramount.
Time and attendance system records details for unlimited number of employees
Fifteen fire emergency calls in Somerset were passed on to the second, or even third station, before a crew responded because of a dispute over the retained duty system. If a fire engine is not on the road within seven minutes controllers ask a nearby station to respond. The brigade is discussing a resolution with unions, said Acting Chief Fire Officer, Peter Smith. He added: "We are in the process of taking this to a disputes' resolution panel at national level." Confusion over working rules is a thing of the past with Tensor’s WinTA Enterprise. It is a top-of-the-range multi-user, networked, multi site Time and Attendance, Access Control, Fire Roll Call and security system intended for larger companies. It provides total control over working rules, payroll, hours and job costing. Complex payment schemes can be set up, based on factors such as the time of working to the grade of employee. WinTA Enterprise operates both the T32xx and T256x clocking stations and can record employee details for an unlimited number of people.